WAYNE COUNTY — The six recipients of the 2018 4-H Scholarship recipients have been announced.
The winners appear below, along with their biographies.
• Timothy Brown, son of Nathaniel Brown of Equinunk, Pa is graduating from Honesdale High School. Timothy has been an active member of the Tri-Gal 4-H club for eight years.
Over the course of his membership, he has participated in numerous events, such as: District Dairy Show, PA State Dairy Show, the All-American Showmanship Contest, Premier National Jr. Dairy Show, PA Fall Holstein Show, and even dairy judging at Penn State.
Timothy has also raised and exhibited other projects besides dairy, including: swine, beef breeding, beef feeder calf, and market steers, as well as completing woodworking projects.
Over the years, Timothy has participated in many different community service events, they include collecting can tabs and card fronts, planting flowers, mulching garden beds, donating food and supplies for various events, and constructing and delivering Easter Baskets to those in need.
His teacher, Mrs. Burleigh writes, “Tim is an exemplification of what it takes to succeed through hard work and determination.”
This explains Timothy very well, as he plans to attend Johnson College and major in Diesel Truck Technology.
• Derrick Gibbon, the son of Gary and Brenda Gibbon of Waymart, PA.
Derrick is graduating from Western Wayne High School. He has been a member of the Cherry Ridge 4-H Club and the Future Outfitters 4-H Horse Club for ten years.
He has completed numerous projects, such as market steers, swine, poultry, horse production, and even landscaping.
He has demonstrated his leadership through Teen Council and holding executive positions in clubs, such as the treasurer, animal shelter chair person, and even being on the club display committee. He has participated in events such as the District and State Horse Shows, and the Regional Production Show.
He has even been an active participant on the Horse Judging Team competing at the Penn State Block and Bridal contest, as well as being an active member of the Horse Hippology Team participating at Ag Progress Days.
Derrick is also an involved member in the community as well, participating in events that include: collecting and donating canned goods, decorating nursing homes for Christmas, litter pick up, and the toy drive for Wayne County.
His Automotive technology teacher, Mr. Farley writes, “he is honest, respectful, and a skilled person that is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that needs help.”
Derrick plans to attend Universal Technical Institute and major in Auto and Diesel Technician.
• Chloe Hedgelon, the daughter of Rosemary and Jamie Hedgelon of Honesdale, PA is graduating from Honesdale High School. Chloe has been a member of Calkins Ag 4-H Club for nine years.
Over the course of her membership, her 4-H projects have included: market swine, hiking, wildlife, keeping fit and bird house projects.
She has also participated in the Livestock Science camps, and has been active in club displays.
Chloe demonstrates her leadership skills through the executive offices she has held over the years, which include treasurer, secretory, and three years of presidency.
She also participates in community service projects, which include a rabies clinic, cemetery clean-up, garbage clean-up and pickup, and even constructing Christmas baskets.
Her biodiversity teacher, Mr. Biscontini writes, “she is very passionate about Wayne County and is very involved in her community and cares greatly about agriculture and the environment.”
Chloe plans on attending Johnson College and majoring in Radiologic Technology.
• Kayla Jonas is the daughter of Don and Karen Jonas of Pleasant Mount, PA.
She graduated from Forest City High School in June 2017.
Kayla has been an active member of the Pleasant Mount Go-Getters 4-H Club for eleven years. During her involvement in the 4-H program she has completed projects such as market hogs, dairy, pumpkins, photography, and first aid.
She has also participated in numerous events which include: the District Dairy Show, Pennsylvania Farm Show, National Junior Swine Association, Dairy and Livestock Science Camps, and the County Roundup.
Kayla has demonstrated her skills though her involvement with Teen Council and holding leadership positions in her 4-H club, including secretary, treasurer, and News-Reporter.
Kayla is also an active member in the community, participating in events such as garbage clean-up, Bethany Village Blankets for Linus, rabies clinic, and Dessin Animal Shelter donations, just to name a few.
Kayla’s 4-H leader, Mr. Nebzydoski writes, “She can often be found during 4-H activities helping the younger members that she seems to gravitate to as a resource and mentor.” Kayla is majoring in Vascular Sonography at Lackawanna College.
• Emma Olver is the daughter of Mark and Tammy Olver from Beach Lake, PA and is graduating from Honesdale High School. Emma has been a member of Calkins Ag 4-H Club for seven years.
She has completed a variety of projects over the years, such as market beef, sheep, swine, photography, hiking trails, and the spring birdhouse.
Emma has been an active member and has participated in events which include Pennsylvania 4-H week, and hog and sheep barn cleanup.
Emma is also involved in community service, participating in events such as Delaware River cleanup, litter pickup, rabies clinic, Holiday Baskets for the Elderly, and even flower planting. Emma has showed her leadership abilities through holding executive positions in her 4-H club, which included duties of the News-Reporter, Secretary, Chair of Club Display, and Chair of Club Banner.
Emma’s 4-H leader, Jennifer Noble writes, “She is knowledgeable, and interesting when talking to the public about the animals and 4-H.”
Emma will attend the University of Delaware and major in Biology-Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences.
• Carter Terysen is the son of Bert and Sara Terysen from Damascus, PA. and is graduating from Honesdale High School. Carter has been a member of the Tri-Gal 4-H Club for ten years.
During his involvement in 4-H Carter has completed a wide variety of projects, such as market swine, First Aid, gardening, woodworking, and even rabbits. Carter has participated in events such as the Wayne County Fair, Dairy/Ag Day, and the Penn State Extension Volunteer Appreciation banquet.
Carter displays his leadership skills through his involvement in Teen Council and holding executive positions in his 4-H club such as the Pledge Leader.
He is an active member in the community as well, involving himself in Project Linus, Bethany Village Baskets, Food Pantry, Daffodil Days, Roadside Cleanup, and a pancake supper.
His club leader, Melissa Rutledge writes, “I have observed Carter’s helpfulness in assisting other members, outstanding participation in community service efforts and a willingness to assist the club leaders.”
Carter plans to attend Johnson College and major in Carpentry and Cabinet Making.